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Gokyo And Everest Base Camp Trek

From US$ 1,000 per person
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highlights
  • See spectacular mountain views from Kalapatar
  • Cross the world famous pass Chola La at 5420m
  • Explore the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake from the Gokyo peak
This comprehensive trek gives you the grand tour of the famous and stunning Everest region. If you are up for an adventure and a challenge, then join us for this strenuous trek to Gokyo Lake and over Cho La Pass, leading into the Khumbu/Everest valley above Lobuche. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Everest region.

On the trek, you will reach three very impressive vantage points: Gokyo Peak at 5,321m, Cho La Pass at 5,330m and finally Kalapattar at 5,643 m. All three vantage points will, aside from rewarding you with an incomparable sense of achievement, provide you with fantastic views and mountain landscapes to remember for a lifetime.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountain vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu region.

Strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenery, including four of the world's eight highest peaks: Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa-way-of-life, famous for their mountaineering skills.

The itinerary provided (see the next tab) is a suggested outline which covers all highlights of the Khumbu region and the most visited places. You will be overnighting in guesthouses and we will follow a proper acclimatization process, as safety remains our top priority.

If you are able to walk up to 8 hours a day, you can do this trek. If in doubt, we recommend adding a porter upon checking out. One porter can carry up to 30 kgs and can thus be shared between two people.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Here you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m/7903ft)
Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding.
Overnight at guest house. Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5.5 hours

Day 03: Phakding–Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft)
From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages.
Overnight at guest house. 5.5 hours of walking.

Day 04: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazaar
Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas.
Overnight at guest house. 5 hours walking.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m/12,670 feet)
An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper.
Overnight at guest house. 5 hours walking.


Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft)
Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air.
Overnight at guest house. 5.5 hours of walking.


Day 07: Second acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410m/14468ft)
Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill(5050m/15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m/25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening.
Overnight at guest house. 4.25 hours of walking.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft)
Today our trek climbs to 4910m.
Overnight at guest house. 5.5 hours of walking.

Day 09: Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft)
Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house. 5.5 hours of walking.

Day 10: Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m/15453ft).
From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Zongla.
Overnight at guest house. 6.5 hours of walking.

Day 11: Zongla to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17782ft).
We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la (5483m) crossing over and descending once more to Thagna (4500m).
Overnight at guest house. Walking 7.5 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15715ft).
Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights.
Overnight at guest house. 4.5 hours of walking.

Day 13: Hiking to Gokyo Ri and Machhermo.
This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m/19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded.
Overnight at guest house. 4.5 hours of walking.

Day 14: Trek down to Namche Bazzar (3440 meters)
Overnight at guesthouse, 4 hours of walking.

Day 15: Namche Bazzar to Lukla(2840m/9317ft)
Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at guest house. 6.5 hours of walking.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will only walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu!
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: End of tour
After breakfast, the trip ends, our airport representative will drop you off at Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Alternatively, you can continue exploring Nepal.
what’s included
  • Airport pick up/drop-off by private vehicle
  • Two nights in standard hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis in guesthouses during the trek.
  • Return domestic flight between Kathmadu–Lukla with airport taxes.
  • Professional English-speaking mountain guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for guide.
  • Trekking map.
  • First aid kit
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking.
  • All necessary trekking permits and paper work.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement, in case of emergency (actual helicopter travel to be covered by your travel insurance)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges etc.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
what’s excluded
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, hot shower, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, excess baggage charges
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 17 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5550 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Gokyo and Everest Base Camp
Bob Leonard From USA At
5 - Excellent
“I did the Everest Base Camp/Gokyo trek with Unique Path Trekking. Booking our small group (4) with Babu was easy, and the trek more than met our expectations. Our guide, Jeevan, was knowledgable, accommodating, and enjoyable to travel with. Recommend Unique Pathways heartily.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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